PFW's exclusive draft value board

Posted April 12, 2012 @ 3:21 p.m.
Posted By Nolan Nawrocki

The value board below is based on considerable feedback from NFL teams and projects the league value of players, pinpointing a specific area where players likely will be drafted. It is important to note that these values do not reflect where PFW thinks the players should be drafted or what type of pros they will become; that is better reflected by PFW's grades. Each round is divided into three parts: A (early), B (middle) and C (late). Thus, 2B signifies the middle of the second round. Players might be drafted higher or lower based on team needs and fits within certain schemes. The value board might not list the exact number of players in a round as there are actual selections. In some cases, more players are listed than will be drafted, especially in the later rounds, because of the very minor difference between late-round draft picks and priority free agents.

The following symbols were used to designate traits that translate well to future success:

P — Playmaker
T — Toughness
I — Instincts
C — Competitiveness
L — Leadership presence

The following alerts were used to designate glaring concerns about prospects:

X — Injury / medical history
Ch. — Character concerns
M — Mental limitations / intelligence issue
S — Strength deficient
W — Work ethic concerns

The following designations were used to classify players:

O — Overachiever
U — Underachiever
D — Developmental prospect
Z — Positional projection

OFFENSE

RdQBRBWRTEOL
1A Andrew Luck (T, I, C) Trent Richardson (T, I, C) Justin Blackmon (P, C, I, Ch.)   OLT Matt Kalil (T, C) 
  Robert Griffin (P, C, L)   Michael Floyd (P, T, Ch.)    
  Ryan Tannehill (T, C)        
           
1B         OT Cordy Glenn (M)
          OG David DeCastro (T, I, C)
          OT Riley Reiff (T, C)
           
1C   David Wilson (P) Rueben Randle (P, W) Coby Fleener (P, X) OG Amini Silatolu (C, M, Ch., Z)
      Kendall Wright (P, W, S)   OG Kevin Zeitler (T, C)
           
Day2          
2A Brandon Weeden Doug Martin (T, C) Alshon Jeffery (W)   C Peter Konz (X)
          OT Bobby Massie (M)
           
2B Brock Osweiler (L, D)   Stephen Hill (P, W)   OT Mitchell Schwartz (T, C, X)
          OT Mike Adams (U, W, X)
           
2C Kirk Cousins (L, C) Lamar Miller (P, X) Brian Quick (P, D) Dwayne Allen (C) OT Jonathan Martin (D, S)
      A.J. Jenkins  (P, Ch.)   OT Jeff Allen (I, C)
           
3A   Bernard Pierce Mohamed Sanu (T, C, L) Orson Charles (Ch.) C Ben Jones (T, C)
    LaMichael James (P, I, X, Ch., S) Nick Toon   OG Brandon Brooks
           
3B   Isaiah Pead (P, Ch., M) Chris Givens (Ch., W)   C David Molk (T, C) 
          OG Tony Bergstrom
          OT Kelechi Osemele (U)
           
3C     Ryan Broyles (I, C, X) Michael Egnew OG Joe Looney (X)
      Marv Jones   C Philip Blake
          OT Donald Stephenson (Ch., W)
           
Day 3          
4A   Cyrus Gray T.Y. Hilton (P, S) Ladarius Green OT Tom Compton (C)
    Robert Turbin (X) Jarius Wright   OG Rokevious Watkins (U, S)
           
4B   Ronnie Hillman (P) Joe Adams (P)   OT Brandon Mosley (C)
    Edwin "Rock" Baker (T, C) Keyshawn Martin (P)   OG Lucas Nix (T, C)
          OG Matt Reynolds  (C)
           
4C Russell Wilson (P, L, C) Chris Polk Rishard Matthews (D)   OT James Brown (C)
      Marvin McNutt   OG Adam Gettis (C, S, D)
           
5A Nick Foles (U)   Jeff Fuller (X, U) Evan Rodriquez (Ch.) OG Andrew Tiller
      Chris Owusu (X)   OG Senio Kelemete (C, T)
      Tommy Streeter  (D, S)    
           
5B B.J. Coleman (X) Chris Rainey (P, Ch.) Travis Benjamin (S) James Hanna (U) OG Ryan Miller (O)
          OT Zebrie Sanders
          OG Josh LeRibeus
           
5C Kellen Moore (I, C, L) Terrance Ganaway Dwight Jones (M, Ch.)  Rhett Ellison (T, C) OG Ronald Leary
    Alfred Morris     OT Nate Potter (S)
           
6A Chandler Harnish (T, C, L) Vick Ballard (C) Junior Hemingway (T, C)   OG Desmond Wynn
      B.J. Cunningham   C Mike Brewster (O)
      Devon Wylie (X)    
           
6B Ryan Lindley Bradie Ewing (O) Jermaine Kearse Adrien Robinson (D, U) OG Antoine McClain
    Tauren Poole (T) Juron Criner   C Quentin Saulsberry (L, T, C)
      Patrick Edwards (P, X)    
           
6C   Michael Smith Greg Childs (X) Emil Igwenagu OT Markus Zusevics (X, D)
    Dan "Boom" Herron DeVier Posey   OT Marcel Jones (D)
          OG Brandon Washington (U)
           
7A   Darrell Scott (U, Ch.) T.J. Graham (S) Kevin Kroger OT Matt McCants (D, M)
    Brandon Bolden     OT Jeff Adams (D)
          OT Andrew Datko (X)
           
7B Case Keenum (O, X)   Marquis Maze (Ch., S, X)   OT Lamar Holmes (M, D)
       Derek Carrier (D)    
           
7C Austin Davis (T, I, L) Jonas Gray (X) Sam Kirkland Drake Dunsmore (X) OT Bryce Harris (D)
    Joe Martinek Danny Coale (X)   C Gino Gradkowski
          OT Dennis Kelley (D)
           

 

DEFENSE

RdDEDTLBSCB
1A Melvin Ingram (P, M) Fletcher Cox (P)     Morris Claiborne (P, M, C)
           
1B Quinton Coples (U) Dontari Poe (U) Luke Kuechly (T, I, C, L) Mark Barron (T, I, C, L, X) Stephon Gilmore
    Michael Brockers (U) Dont'a Hightower (L, T, I, C)    
      Courtney Upshaw (T, C, Ch., M)    
           
1C Chandler Jones (T) Jerel Worthy (U, Ch.) Andre Branch (Z)   Dre Kirkpatrick (Ch.)
  Whitney Mercilus (C)        
           
Day2          
2A Nick Perry (Ch.) Kendall Reyes (L) Lavonte David (T, I, C, L) Harrison Smith (T, I, C) Josh Robinson (U)
    Brandon Thompson (T, C)      
           
2B Vinny Curry (T, C, M) Alameda Ta'amu (T) Ronnell Lewis (M, X)   Trumaine Johnson (Ch.)
    Devon Still (U) Zach Brown (Ch., X)    
           
2C     Shea McClellin (T, I, C, S, Z)   Dwight Bentley (C, S)
          Alfonzo Dennard (T, C, X)
           
3A   Mike Martin (T, C) Mychal Kendricks (T, I, C)   Casey Hayward (I)
          Janoris Jenkins (P, Ch., X, S)
           
3B Bruce Irvin (P, Ch.) Josh Chapman (T, C, X) Bobby Wagner   Jamell Fleming (Ch.)
    Derek Wolfe      
           
3C Tyrone Crawford (T, C) Billy Wynn Kyle Wilber (C, Z) George Iloka Brandon Boykin (P)
           
Day 3          
4A Trevor Guyton (L, T, C) Hebron "Loni" Fangupo Darius Fleming (D) Brandon Hardin (X) Jayron Hosley
      Olivier Vernon (D)   Josh Norman (I, Ch.)
           
4B Cam Johnson Rennie Moore Keenan Robinson DeQuan Menzie (T, C, Z) Trevin Wade (I)
    DaJohn Harris (X) Sean Spence (L, T, I, C)   Omar Bolden (X)
           
4C Jared Crick (X) Jaye Howard (U) Nigel Bradham (T, C, M) Markelle Martin (L, X) Shaun Prater 
      Terrell Manning (C) Sean Richardson  
           
5A Jake Bequette (C)   Brandon Marshall Antonio Allen (M) Chase Minnifield (X, U)
      Miles Burris (T, C) Eddie Pleasant (C)  
           
5B Taylor Thompson (D, U) Mike Daniels (X) Travis Lewis (Ch.)   Robert Blanton
      Demario Davis   Asa "Ace" Jackson
           
5C Jonathan Massaquoi (Ch., U) Vaughn Meatoga Josh Kaddu Phillip Thomas Keith Tandy (T)
        Trent Robinson (Ch.)  
           
6A Scott Solomon (T, C) Marcus Forston (X, U) Duke Ihenacho Leonard Johnson (C)  
  Jamie Blatnick     Kelcie McCray  
           
6B Jacquies Smith   Adrien Cole (T, I) Aaron Henry Ron Brooks
           
6C Akiem Hicks (D) Brett Roy (T, C, L, O) Shawn Loiseau (O, T) Justin Bethel Coty Sensabaugh
      Tank Carder (X) Charles Mitchell (T) Tashaun Gipson
           
7A Derrick Shelby Marcus Kuhn (C) Audie Cole (C, T, L) Janzen Jackson (Ch.) Vincent Moss
  Tim Fugger (O, D)   Tyler Nielsen Christian Thompson (M) Mike Harris (C)
        Cyhl Quarles Micah Pellerin
           
7B Jack Crawford (D) Nicolas Jean-Baptiste Vontaze Burfict (Ch., W, U)   Jordan Bernstine
  Brandon Lindsey Chas Alecxih (O) Emmanuel Acho   Jeremy Lane
          Ryan Steed (C)
          Lionel Smith
          Charles Brown (C, T)
           
7C Matt Conrath (D)   Najee Goode Sean Cattouse (U) Cliff Harris (Ch.)
        Matt Merletti (T, L, C) Antonio Fenelus (T, C)